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I have a Vizio GV42L LCD HDTV. The remote no longer is able to work the TV until it is moved closer tothe unit. I have tried another remote from my cable compnay that could work the TV but I get the ame result. What are the possible fixes.

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On the front bottom of the TV there is a little round eye. If that eye gets blocked, it'll reduce the range of the remote. Make sure there's nothing in front of it. Other than that, the sensor behind the eye could be bad.

Hope that helps...

Geno

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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